Wintry Hoboken: Looking at the bright side

2/2/2011:

We sure have had a horrific winter so far. The December Blizzard, January Nor’easter, and other smaller storms in-between.

Hoboken411 reader Meredith shares an interesting viewpoint.

The silver lining to incapacitating snow in Hoboken

“Like most others in town, I’m fed up with this winter. I can’t park my car on the streets; have to walk on treacherous sidewalks and through inches of slush at intersections; deal with constant police action as cars on my street get towed at all hours of the day and night; and, have waited in (at this point) hours of traffic entering and leaving town due to winter-related delays.

One thing, though, has been more pleasant… strangely enough. Just after the holidays I noticed lines at the coffee shop I go to in the morning were a lot shorter.

I thought I was just lucky for a while. I didn’t really wonder why until recently. Then I started seeing a few more parents than usual carrying their kids in papoose-like slings (the way I know I was carried by my own parents back in the 1970’s). That’s when it struck me: the stroller moms are missing!

So, I guess one really nice thing about these treacherous winter conditions is that they do not favor the stroller. The sidewalks are narrow, and all the slush, snow, and ice must do a number on those wheels. Good! I don’t know where all these people are hiding with their kids right now, but I’m enjoying the break. If you are going to carry your kids the old fashioned way, I hope you are out sharing the winter wonderland with the little ones. As for those of you who are holed up inside because your mini-car sized stroller doesn’t fit on Hoboken pedestrian pathways right now, I’ll enjoy not seeing y’all until the spring!”

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88 Comments on "Wintry Hoboken: Looking at the bright side"

mooshu
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mooshu

Hey, Hoboken17 and homeboken, one word: Xanax. To blame me for something like this is immature. And false. But I can take it.

Hoboken17
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Hoboken17

You are the one who made the psycho comment, not us. Who should we blame then? The person who you “predicted” would flip over a child in the future?? To turn around the next minute and proclaim your love for children is laughable and literally insane. Nobody who “loves children” would ever, EVER make a comment like that. You’re talking about chilldren being flipped over in their strollers because they’re in someone’s way. You’re labeling 95% of all parents in Hoboken aholes. And we’re the ones that should be taking Xanax?? With every post you prove that you’re highly dilusional and extremely unstable.

And what happened the to the “I dont usually waste my time on people like you” comment. It seems to me like you’re pretty much obsessed with me. I guess we can add hypocirite to your growing resume. It seems your quest in life is to prove to everyone on this board that you’re not that same girl who got teased her entire life. Go ahead Mooshu, come back with yet another lame retort….summon that inner 3rd grader raging inside of you. Maybe come back with an I’m rubber, you’re glue type comment.

[quote comment=”203126″]Hey, Hoboken17 and homeboken, one word: Xanax. To blame me for something like this is immature. And false. But I can take it.[/quote]

mooshu
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mooshu
When the consensus is that I’ve said nothing wrong, I’ve said nothing. Deal with it instead of getting your panties in a bunch, mkay? Now go jog and release that anger and flab of yours before picking little Timmy up from school.[quote comment=”203131″]You are the one who made the psycho comment, not us. Who should we blame then? The person who you “predicted” would flip over a child in the future?? To turn around the next minute and proclaim your love for children is laughable and literally insane. Nobody who “loves children” would ever, EVER make a comment like that. You’re talking about chilldren being flipped over in their strollers because they’re in someone’s way. You’re labeling 95% of all parents in Hoboken aholes. And we’re the ones that should be taking Xanax?? With every post you prove that you’re highly dilusional and extremely unstable.And what happened the to the “I dont usually waste my time on people like you” comment. It seems to me like you’re pretty much obsessed with me. I guess we can add hypocirite to your growing resume. It seems your quest in life is to prove to everyone on this board that you’re not that same girl who got teased her entire life. Go ahead Mooshu, come back with yet another lame retort….summon that inner 3rd grader raging inside of you. Maybe come back with an I’m rubber, you’re glue type comment. [/quote]
Hoboken17
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Hoboken17

As predicted…..another lame comment by Carol. “Consensus” – funny.[quote comment=”203144″]When the consensus is that I’ve said nothing wrong, I’ve said nothing. Deal with it instead of getting your panties in a bunch, mkay?Now go jog and release that anger and flab of yours before picking little Timmy up from school.[/quote]

mooshu
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mooshu

Not as lame as your penis!

I’m beginning to believe that Carol Brady is a projection of you– a stay-at-home douche. Good luck in life, pal…

[quote comment=”203146″]As predicted…..another lame comment by Carol. “Consensus” – funny.

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Hoboken17
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Hoboken17

Really? Very mature of you.[quote comment=”203148″]Not as lame as your penis!I’m beginning to believe that Carol Brady is a projection of you– a stay-at-home douche. Good luck in life, pal…[/quote]

homeboken
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homeboken

Veiling contempt for mothers and children by making a “prediction” is a cop out. The very fact that she contemplates someone flipping over a stroller b/c it could possibly be in someone’s way indicates someone that has psychotic tendencies.

Fine, so she didn’t threaten to flip a stroller over, but her tone that she needs to “warn” the populace of this impending danger tells me that she has considered doing it.

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Homeboken, perhaps you should take a survey of how residents, store owners and realtors feel about the behavior of the folks pushing strollers in town. Read the post you can see the stroller pushes are the ones who create the problems. No one would think of the stroller as a “weapon” or feel aggressively toward a harmless child or stroller.[quote comment=”203121″]Veiling contempt for mothers and children by making a “prediction” is a cop out. The very fact that she contemplates someone flipping over a stroller b/c it could possibly be in someone’s way indicates someone that has psychotic tendencies.Fine, so she didn’t threaten to flip a stroller over, but her tone that she needs to “warn” the populace of this impending danger tells me that she has considered doing it.[/quote]

mooshu
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mooshu

Right on. Thank you.

Aaand I think I’m done responding to Hoboken17. It’s pretty clear the guy’s off his rocker.[quote comment=”203168″]Homeboken, perhaps you should take a survey of how residents, store owners and realtors feel about the behavior of the folks pushing strollers in town. Read the post you can see the stroller pushes are the ones who create the problems. No one would think of the stroller as a “weapon” or feel aggressively toward a harmless child or stroller.

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Hoboken17
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Hoboken17
What is so difficult to understand here?? No kidding the children arent at fault and the issues that some people have are with those pushing the strollers. That’s pretty obvious. It’s clear that the children play are innocent bystanders. So why make a comment like “one day someone will flip over one of those strollers and not apologize”?? The child is completely innocent here….so why would you ever think, let alone write, that a child would intentionally be harmed as a result??? You could say the same about dog owners. Go ahead and survey how residents, store owners, and realtors feel about the behavior of dog owners who allow their pooches to sht all over the place and not pick it up. I think everyone would agree its the owners fault that there’s piles of feces scattered everywhere around town, not the dogs themselves right? But do you see anyone on this board predicting that one day someone is going to get so mad that they beat a dog to death? NO…BECAUSE YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE F-ING INSANE TO THINK SOMETHING LIKE THAT WOULD HAPPEN!! [quote comment=”203168″]Homeboken, perhaps you should take a survey of how residents, store owners and realtors feel about the behavior of the folks pushing strollers in town. Read the post you can see the stroller pushes are the ones who create the problems. No one would think of the stroller as a “weapon” or feel aggressively toward a harmless child or stroller.[/quote]
animal_lover
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animal_lover

Then there’s always the self defense plea that as quoted earlier the mother used the stroller as a weapon and the victim had no choice but to protect himself. You get the drift, no one means harm to a child, the child can however be collateral damage when the parent acts in extreme aggression toward others.[quote comment=”203173″]What is so difficult to understand here?? No kidding the children arent at fault and the issues that some people have are with those pushing the strollers. That’s pretty obvious. It’s clear that the children play are innocent bystanders. So why make a comment like “one day someone will flip over one of those strollers and not apologize”?? The child is completely innocent here….so why would you ever think, let alone write, that a child would intentionally be harmed as a result???You could say the same about dog owners. Go ahead and survey how residents, store owners, and realtors feel about the behavior of dog owners who allow their pooches to sht all over the place and not pick it up. I think everyone would agree its the owners fault that there’s piles of feces scattered everywhere around town, not the dogs themselves right? But do you see anyone on this board predicting that one day someone is going to get so mad that they beat a dog to death? NO…BECAUSE YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE F-ING INSANE TO THINK SOMETHING LIKE THAT WOULD HAPPEN!! [/quote]

Hoboken17
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Hoboken17
I am actually embarassed for you. If not moving out of the way of someone on a sidewalk is an act of extreme aggression and in your mind warrants flipping over a stroller with a child inside, you too need to be incarcerated. Im glad that you had to search the entire nation to find an article about someone killing a dog. The problem is you’re too dumb to make any sense. 1. “Happened this year a few months ago” – Dude…it’s Feb, 2011. A few months ago would be last year which is exactly when that happened. In Aug 2010. DUMB. 2. Did the guy shoot the dog because the owner didnt pick up the steamer that the dog put on the sidewalk? NOPE. Not even close actually. The dog was being aggressive and bit him. DUMB. You think Im the one with faulty logic? This example of someone fatally shooting a dog has ZERO relevance to anything I mentioned in my post. Now, hot shot, please find me an article about someone flipping over a stroller with a child in it because the parent wouldnt move out of the way. Oh you can’t? Why not? BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE ABSOLUTELY INSANE?? EXACTLY! But apparently some dumb btch here believes the threat of that happening in Hoboken is so imminent that she felt the need to “warn” all of the parents in this town by posting it on a website. The two of you must have used the Groupon… Read more »
animal_lover
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animal_lover

Hoboken17 faulty logical anology is all I can say…But for the record check out the fatal dog shooting this year a few months back in Baltimore…did anyone predict it – who cares? would it make them crazy for predicting it- no would make them a excellent risk manager I’d say.[quote comment=”203173″]What is so difficult to understand here?? No kidding the children arent at fault and the issues that some people have are with those pushing the strollers. That’s pretty obvious. It’s clear that the children play are innocent bystanders. So why make a comment like “one day someone will flip over one of those strollers and not apologize”?? The child is completely innocent here….so why would you ever think, let alone write, that a child would intentionally be harmed as a result???You could say the same about dog owners. Go ahead and survey how residents, store owners, and realtors feel about the behavior of dog owners who allow their pooches to sht all over the place and not pick it up. I think everyone would agree its the owners fault that there’s piles of feces scattered everywhere around town, not the dogs themselves right? But do you see anyone on this board predicting that one day someone is going to get so mad that they beat a dog to death? NO…BECAUSE YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE F-ING INSANE TO THINK SOMETHING LIKE THAT WOULD HAPPEN!! [/quote]

Hoboken17
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Hoboken17

Agreed…to be able to conjure up a thought on her own that involves someone flipping over a stroller with an innocent child inside because their mother is blocking them is pure insanity. Throw in the fact that she yesterday claimed that 95% of all parents in Hoboken are aholes and you can safely say that this person has some real maturity/insecurity issues. Let’s hope for everyone’s sake that she doesnt ever have the privelege of having kids of her own because I’m not sure who would push who in the stoller. [quote comment=”203121″]Veiling contempt for mothers and children by making a “prediction” is a cop out. The very fact that she contemplates someone flipping over a stroller b/c it could possibly be in someone’s way indicates someone that has psychotic tendencies.Fine, so she didn’t threaten to flip a stroller over, but her tone that she needs to “warn” the populace of this impending danger tells me that she has considered doing it.[/quote]

mooshu
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mooshu

Thank goodness some of you know how to read! In a million years would I threaten a kid. I care way more about them than their stupid parents.

elainetyger
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elainetyger

Anyone who doesn’t move out of the way and stands there blocking the sidewalk talking to their friends is clueless or arrogant regardless of age or gender. But people with strollers who do it are a**holes because they are endangering their children who will get hurt if someone trips and falls on the stroller while trying to get around it… almost as bad as the people who push strollers in defiance of cars coming down the street… you might have the right of way but do you want to enforce it with your kid’s mangled body?

animal_lover
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animal_lover

I saw a guy once in Hoboken Starbucks ask a women to allow him to pass. After serveral times asking her and her assertively blocking him – not merely not moving, he finally said “Mam you’re using that stroller as a weapon”. I had a good laugh at how appropo the language was.

[quote comment=”203077″]Anyone who doesn’t move out of the way and stands there blocking the sidewalk talking to their friends is clueless or arrogant regardless of age or gender. But people with strollers who do it are a**holes because they are endangering their children who will get hurt if someone trips and falls on the stroller while trying to get around it… almost as bad as the people who push strollers in defiance of cars coming down the street… you might have the right of way but do you want to enforce it with your kid’s mangled body?[/quote]

mooshu
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mooshu
I’m thinking snow. Also, I’m gonna go ahead and make a prediction about strollers so that the a-hole parents in this town (not all of them, but about 95% of them) aren’t surprised when sh*t hits the fan… Today I walked down a certain street in town, and I passed by a number of stroller pushers. The majority of them, nannies mostly, weren’t in my way. In fact, as usual, I let a almost all of them through first because I’m courteous and actually care about the people who live here, regardless of what a d*ckless idiot thinks of me. And maybe a couple of them allowed me through first. Even a woman with two toddlers at her side made room for me. Go figure. Fast forward to the end of my afternoon shift, and some clueless woman with an SUV-type double stroller is on the same street. She has plenty of time to move out of people’s way but doesn’t. You see, her friend walking behind me is more important, as is her Blackberry and another friend of hers at her side. So she stands there until I wind up face-to-face with her. I say “excuse me”. She doesn’t move. I give her a classic stare down. She shows me that she’s about to move, but decides not to and continues chatting with her friends as if I’m not standing there. So I climb over the a-hole’s stroller, say “thank you for not moving or doing anything remotely considerate”… Read more »
homeboken
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homeboken
flip a stroller over and you will do time in prison. If you don’t understand how to function in society without resorting to violence, anger, etc. Then prison is exactly where you belong. The woman in your story may be wrong, but threatening violence against children or women reveals exactly what kind of worthless bag of sh!t you really are. [quote comment=”203069″]I’m thinking snow.Also, I’m gonna go ahead and make a prediction about strollers so that the a-hole parents in this town (not all of them, but about 95% of them) aren’t surprised when sh*t hits the fan…Today I walked down a certain street in town, and I passed by a number of stroller pushers. The majority of them, nannies mostly, weren’t in my way. In fact, as usual, I let a almost all of them through first because I’m courteous and actually care about the people who live here, regardless of what a d*ckless idiot thinks of me. And maybe a couple of them allowed me through first. Even a woman with two toddlers at her side made room for me. Go figure.Fast forward to the end of my afternoon shift, and some clueless woman with an SUV-type double stroller is on the same street. She has plenty of time to move out of people’s way but doesn’t. You see, her friend walking behind me is more important, as is her Blackberry and another friend of hers at her side. So she stands there until I wind up face-to-face… Read more »
HansBrix
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HansBrix

I don’t really have a horse in this race but could you point me to the actual statement where mooshu personally threatened violence against anyone?

Thanks in advance![quote comment=”203081″]flip a stroller over and you will do time in prison. If you don’t understand how to function in society without resorting to violence, anger, etc. Then prison is exactly where you belong. The woman in your story may be wrong, but threatening violence against children or women reveals exactly what kind of worthless bag of sh!t you really are.

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mooshu
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mooshu

No, thank YOU. A handful of you actually see that I’ve said nothing wrong, but rather passing on something important about common courtesy on the streets. I guess some folks don’t keep up with significant news bits enough to realize… that people are flipping out all over the world as we speak. This is scary stuff.

[quote comment=”203082″]I don’t really have a horse in this race but could you point me to the actual statement where mooshu personally threatened violence against anyone?Thanks in advance!

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animal_lover
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animal_lover

Homeboken, Mooshu opens stating that he/she is making a prediction – I don’t take that prediction to be a threat. I believe that better behavior all around will keep the community safe. Attitudes on either side of the fence might cause escalation.[quote comment=”203081″]flip a stroller over and you will do time in prison. If you don’t understand how to function in society without resorting to violence, anger, etc. Then prison is exactly where you belong. The woman in your story may be wrong, but threatening violence against children or women reveals exactly what kind of worthless bag of sh!t you really are. [/quote]

HoneyDew
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HoneyDew

She said someone would flip the stroller some day, not her.

And I quote: “But I decided to leave that to some crazy person out there who will, one day, flip one of these strollers over and not apologize.”

People are arrogant and rude all over town. Today while I passed Empire Coffee 3 women chatted on the corner. It wouldn’t matter if the sidewalk was not hemmed in by snow. But it is. I said “Excuse me” twice. At that point the person behind me walked into the street to get around them. I then said “Excuse me” a third time as I shoved past them.

I don’t like shoving past people, but when three able bodied but verklempt women in their 20’s or 30’s won’t move, I’m not going to jump over a mound of snow into the street to get around them.

They didn’t have strollers. [quote comment=”203081″]flip a stroller over and you will do time in prison. If you don’t understand how to function in society without resorting to violence, anger, etc. Then prison is exactly where you belong. The woman in your story may be wrong, but threatening violence against children or women reveals exactly what kind of worthless bag of sh!t you really are.

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Hoboken17
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Hoboken17
Couldnt have happened to a better person. Stroller moms 1 – Arrogant Btch 0[quote comment=”203069″]I’m thinking snow.Also, I’m gonna go ahead and make a prediction about strollers so that the a-hole parents in this town (not all of them, but about 95% of them) aren’t surprised when sh*t hits the fan…Today I walked down a certain street in town, and I passed by a number of stroller pushers. The majority of them, nannies mostly, weren’t in my way. In fact, as usual, I let a almost all of them through first because I’m courteous and actually care about the people who live here, regardless of what a d*ckless idiot thinks of me. And maybe a couple of them allowed me through first. Even a woman with two toddlers at her side made room for me. Go figure.Fast forward to the end of my afternoon shift, and some clueless woman with an SUV-type double stroller is on the same street. She has plenty of time to move out of people’s way but doesn’t. You see, her friend walking behind me is more important, as is her Blackberry and another friend of hers at her side. So she stands there until I wind up face-to-face with her. I say “excuse me”. She doesn’t move. I give her a classic stare down. She shows me that she’s about to move, but decides not to and continues chatting with her friends as if I’m not standing there.So I climb over the a-hole’s stroller, say… Read more »
mooshu
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mooshu

I didn’t know you were competing against your spouse on these boards. Will you look at that.[quote comment=”203076″]Couldnt have happened to a better person. Stroller moms 1 – Arrogant Btch 0

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